News & Announcements


  • June 8, 2023 Quarterly Planning Commission Meeting and Hearing

    Posted May 17, 2023

    The Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing beginning at 7:00 P.M. to address amendments to the Zoning Manual with a regularly scheduled meeting to follow. The hearing will start at 7:00 ...

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  • 2022 Consumer Confidence Report

    Posted June 6, 2023

    The EGLE 2022 Charter Township of Portage "Consumer Confidence Report", a water quality report, is now available.

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  • Part-Time Cemetery Grounds Keeper Needed

    Posted May 16, 2023

    The Forest Hill Cemetery, which is managed by the Charter Township of Portage, is seeking two Part-Time, 3 day/week employees to to work as Grounds Keepers now through October, ending date is ...

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  • Public Accuracy Test for the May 2, 2023 Election

    Posted April 3, 2023

    NOTICE: TO RESIDENTS OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF PORTAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the May 2, 2023 Election has been scheduled for April 17, 2023 at 11 A.M. at the ...

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  • Quarterly Planning Commission Meeting

    Posted March 23, 2023

    The Planning Commission will meet at the Township Office located on Green Acres Road at 7:00 P.M. 

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  • Office closed due to the weather

    Posted February 23, 2023

    The township office will be closed today, February 23, due to the weather.

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  • Planning Commission meeting postponed

    Posted February 23, 2023

    Tonight's meeting of the Planning Commission is postponed to 7 pm on Thursday, March 9 at the township office.

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  • 425 Justice Center Work Session

    Posted January 25, 2023

    The Board of Trustees will have a work session to begin the formulation of a 425 agreement for the proposed Justice Center located on Sharon Ave. with the City of Houghton. It will occur at 3:00 P.M. ...

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  • Public Meeting - Review Updated Five Year Recreation Plan

    Posted January 24, 2023

    At 5:30 P.M. February 13, 2023, at the Townmship Office located on Green Acres Road, there will be a public meeting to review/discuss the updated Township's 5 year Recreation Plan. Immediately ...

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  • Year End Treasurer Office Hours 12/30 9a-3p

    Posted December 29, 2022

    The treasurer will hold year end office hours for tax collection on 12/30/22 from 9am to 3pm.   

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  • Board of Review 2023 Meeting Functions

    Posted December 19, 2022

    These are the dates and what the 2023 BOR will address during those scheduled meeting dates.

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  • 2023 Board of Review Meeting Schedule

    Posted December 19, 2022

    The Board of Review (BOR) will tentatively conduct (6) Meetings during 2023. See meeting schedule and what will be addressed at each meeting.

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  • 2023 Board of Trustees Monthly "Hybrid" Zoom Meetings

    Posted December 14, 2022

    The Board of Trustees monthly meetings generally will occur at 6:00 P.M. in-person at the Township Hall located on Green Acres Road. They will start at 6:00 P. M. unless a  public hearing/meeting ...

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  • Now hiring - Deputy Treasurer

    Posted December 1, 2022

    Pay Rate: $15/hour Number of Hours/Week: 6 to 15 Schedule: Summer and Winter Tax Season Schedule: One week day required, two preferred for office hours at the township office 9am to 3pm during the ...

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  • 2023 Planning Commission Scheduled Meetings

    Posted November 16, 2022

    The Township Planning Commission will conduct quarterly, in-person meetings, during calendar year 2023. They have been tentatively scheduled for :               ...

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  • November 14, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting

    Posted November 11, 2022

    The Township Board of Trustees will conduct their normal monthly meeting in-person at 6:00 P.M. at the Township Office located on Green Acres Road.  It can also be viewed via Zoom ...

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  • Alternate Sought for the Twp. Zoning Board of Appeals

    Posted October 11, 2022

    The Charter Township of Portage needs a candidate to fill the seat of an alternate for the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The ZBA acts as an arbiter of disputes or questions on interpreting and ...

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  • Attention Voters: Ballots have not arrived, there is a delay with our supplier.

    Posted October 2, 2022

    Attention Voters: Ballots have not arrived, there is a delay with our supplier. We expect them on Wednesday October 5, 2022 and will begin processing absentee ballots.

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  • Taxes received in drop box overnight will be marked on time

    Posted September 14, 2022

    Our office is open until 3pm today, 9/14/22. Payments received in the drop box overnight will be gathered in the morning at 9am and marked with a 9/14/223 date without penalty. 

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  • State PRE Audit - Please respond to state inquiries

    Posted September 12, 2022

    This month we received our annual request from the State of Michigan's Department of Treasury to upload the info from our assessment database relative to Principal Residence Exemptions (PRE's).  ...

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  • Happy Anniversary Charter Twp. Of Portage

    Posted September 1, 2022

    The then Portage Township was founded in 1847 -  The now Charter Township of Portage is 175 years old.

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  • Special Board Meeting

    Posted August 17, 2022

    There will be a Special Board Meeting at: 3:00 P.M. at the Township Office to review and accept the Deficit Reduction Plan for Forest Hill Cemetery.  

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  • 2021 Consumer Confidence Report

    Posted August 10, 2022

    The 2021 EGLE Mandated annual Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report is now available.

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  • Construction blocks office access - cross by cones

    Posted August 9, 2022

    Due to construction on Green Acres Road, our township office is only accessible via parking in the mall parking lot and walking through a ditch, we have placed a temporary path through the ditch by ...

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  • Recreation Survey Now Available

    Posted July 25, 2022

    The Township is updating it's Recreation Plan. To assist us in the update a short public survey is available to both residents and vistors to provide us with feedback concerning recreational ...

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  • Sump Pump Discharge in Commercial Sewer

    Posted July 9, 2022

    Once again - this spring there was a huge influx of sump-pump water discharged from the Dodgeville/Hurontown communities during the months of April and May in to our sewer system. The treatment costs ...

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  • Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report Adams Twp.

    Posted April 26, 2022

    Following new federal regulation, the State of Michigan in 1998 enacted a requirement that Public water suppliers m ust now issue annual Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) on their water systems. ...

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  • Response to Gazette Sea Plane Article

    Posted February 11, 2022

    This letter was sent to the Mining Gazette in response to their recent article on sea planes and Charter Township of Portage, at the time of this post, it has not been published: "Portage Township ...

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  • Copper Country Recycling Initiative

    Posted July 8, 2021

    The following attached PDF - describes where you can recycle certain items in the Copper Country.

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  • Water and Sewer Rates in Township

    Posted June 30, 2021

    By Resolution Vote the Board of Trustees changed the water and sewer rates  - they became effective October 1, 2020.

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  • August 3, 2021 Election update

    Posted June 9, 2021

    Attention Voters: There will be an election on August 3, 2021 for a renewal for the Canal View (formally Houghton County Medical Care). All residents who are on the Absentee voter list have been sent ...

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  • Adult Use/Recreational Marijuana Ord. #148

    Posted December 15, 2020

    At the November 9, 2020 Remote Zoom Twp. monthly board meeting, Ordinance 148 was read for the second time and was subsequently adopted. It will go into affect on January 1, 2021. See the attached ...

  • For Review: Proposed Stormwater Ordinance

    Posted July 1, 2020

    For citizen review.

  • Latest Stormwater Runoff Ordinance

    Posted July 1, 2020

    Here is the latest Township Stormwater Runoff Ordinance that will be discussed at a a Planning Commission Public Hearing on July 16, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. via zoom remote software. (See Planning ...

  • New CARES Act Website/Information

    Posted March 31, 2020

    Here is some information about the newly passed Cares Act which has the Payroll Protection Program contained within it. Such entities as: eligible non-profits, independent contractors, small ...

  • How to set up automatic payments from checking and savings accounts

    Posted March 17, 2020

    Here's the form for automatic payments for water/sewer and tax bills

  • Township and the CoVid 19 Virus

    Posted March 16, 2020

    The Township has taken steps to limit both the public as well as staff possible exposure to the CoVid Virus. (see attached memo)

  • Battery Recycling

    Posted November 5, 2019

    Here is an excellent, informative web-site about battery recycling:

  • Residential/Commercial Water & Sewer Rates

    Posted May 14, 2019

    At the May 13, 2019 Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting Commercial/Business rate schedule for water and sewer was passed.

  • Water/Sewer and Initial Hook-Up Rates

    Posted March 28, 2019

    As of April 01, 2019 this rate schedule applies.

  • Property Tax Payment/Explainations

    Posted July 18, 2018

    Property taxes can be paid in person from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The Deputy-Treasurer will be present during those times to answer any explicit questions about your ...

  • Monthly Meeting Minutes Availability

    Posted August 2, 2017

    Monthly Board Minutes are available in hard copy at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road during normal business hours Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 am thru 3:00 pm.

  • 2017 - 2022 Recreation Plan

    Posted May 18, 2017

    This 5 year plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees. It will be used for resource allocation and grant pursuance.

  • Limited English Proficiency Plan

    Posted July 26, 2016

    This plan is required by the Federal Government to assist English challenged individuals.